It’s easy to see that the work Uber drivers and delivery people do should be considered essential during these difficult times. We are transporting people to their front-line jobs and helping people get food and other essentials when going out is discouraged. In many states, essential workers are being prioritized when concerning vaccine distribution.

    With that in mind, Uber and Walgreens are pairing up to connect drivers and delivery people actively working on the Uber app to get COVID-19 vaccine appointments. Right from the driver app, in select locations around the U.S., you can sign up for your appointment by following a few easy steps.


    In your driver app, you can click on your profile, then navigate to the COVID-19 section. From there, you’ll be able to click on a link to book your COVID-19 vaccination appointment at a local participating Walgreens location, using a unique authorization code.

    This authorization code shows that you are an eligible participant in certain markets where food delivery and rideshare drivers are considered essential workers. If an appointment block is not available when you check, you’ll have to try again at a later date. This process does not give Uber drivers a priority status over others qualified to receive the vaccine.

    This feature is rolling out in Illinois, Kentucky and Alaska, with plans to continue expanding as other states come on board and open up their vaccination stages to include rideshare drivers and delivery people.

    As of March 24, delivery drivers in California and Virginia and drivers in New Jersey have also received unique codes to book a COVID19 vaccine appointment.

    To help people across the country navigate the vaccine process, Uber has launched local and state guides with eligibility requirements and criteria as well as an in-app essential worker card where eligible.

    You are not required to receive a vaccine to continue working on the Uber app. However, no matter if you receive your vaccine(s) or not, you will be required to continue wearing a mask while driving and delivering.

    Drivers in Illinois, Kentucky, California, Virginia, New Jersey and Alaska – have you been able to get a vaccine through Uber + Walgreens? What was your experience like?

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    Paula Lemar

    Paula Lemar

    Paula has been writing for the Rideshare Guy since the fall of 2018. The main focus of her articles has been breaking news, reviewing new apps, driver experiences and more. Prior to her time with the Rideshare Guy, Paula worked as a writer and editor for various publications including local newspapers, sporting goods catalogs, online merchandise and more. She currently has a full-time job editing for a top beauty company and enjoys reading, playing board games and participating in weekly trivia.